Advanced Technical Theater in Production
Grades 10, 11, 12
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to further their knowledge and develop stagecraft techniques introduced in Technical Theater with an emphasis on producing theatre. This includes, but is not limited to, constructing sets, hanging and focusing lighting instruments, light board operation, sound cue production and operation, prop and costume gathering and storage, and house management for school and outside theatre productions. Students will practice and develop skills in each design area including script analysis, research, design, and implementation through their participation in theatrical productions. Students will apply knowledge of proper stage design practices in creating and producing a variety of theatrical productions. Students will develop problem solving, critical thinking, and leadership skills through participation in a variety of collaborative design, construction and managerial positions. Students will create and maintain a professional portfolio which includes sketches, annotated research, pictures, and written reflections of completed design projects. Finally, throughout the year, students will be exposed to Technical Theater achievements via live presentations and recorded works. After the viewing of these productions, students will achieve an understanding of how to be a drama critic as they analyze the design choices made in the show they experienced. Due to the nature of the production process, and as outlined in the California Department of Education State Standards, this class may often require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
This course provides instruction and training for students interested in stage design. Students that achieve competency in this course will develop skills in stagecraft design and will be prepared for entry-level employment. Entry-level positions include set decorator, set designer and assistant art director. Instruction and hands-on experience include set architecture, design elements, stage management, lighting design, costume design and make-up application.
Technical Theater 1A, 1B
Grades 10, 11, 12
This course provides instruction and training for students interested in stagecraft construction and technology. Students that achieve competency in this course will obtain entry-level skills in stagecraft construction will be prepared for entry-level employment for positions such as a stagehand, light technician, sound technician and set decorator. Instruction and practical experience include stage construction and sound and lighting technology, stage architecture and stage design elements.